Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC RadioAuthor: CBC Radio
13 Dec 2018

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

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CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.

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    Why are users taking fentanyl, making stuff with moon dust, an app to detect anemia, why octopuses are smart, the real bad guy in Alzheimer's and an absence of volcanoes?

    Drug users aren't choosing dangerous fentanyl - they don't know what's in their drugs; Selfies for health - a smartphone app can detect anemia; Making it on the Moon - 3D printing useful stuff with moon dust; The octopus might have traded its shell for intelligence; Have researchers been wrong about Alzheimer's? A new theory challenges the old story; What would happen to Earth if there were no volcanoes?

  • Posted on 07 Dec 2018

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    Genetically edited babies, Fast Radio Bursts, Spinal Injury patients walk again, Improving the science around medical devices, what makes words funny and bon voyage David Saint-Jaques

    Will the 'rogue science' that created genetically edited babies lead to backlash against research?; Mysterious fast radio bursts from space: Five explanations for what they could be; Spinal injury patients take steps again thanks to spinal pacemaker; A lack of scientific data behind medical implants could seriously hurt Canadians; That sounds funny - the science behind why certain words make us laugh; Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will get to watch the world go around.

  • Posted on 30 Nov 2018

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    Accidental domestication, a solid-state electric airplane, the science of gender identity, InSight lands on Mars, bat and dolphin sonar crosstalk and how birds find seeds.

    Captive rearing can accidentally change animals so they may not survive in the wild; A new plane with no moving parts flies by electrifying the air; Scientist refutes notion that gender identity is an 'unscientific liberal ideology'; Mars-quakes may shake the red planet, and NASA's new lander will detect them; How bats and dolphins use their sonar when everyone's talking at once; How do birds find seeds?

  • Posted on 23 Nov 2018

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    Greenland asteroid impact, short people in the rainforest, reef islands and sea level, stealth moths, walking on water and climbing the walls and is the night sky changing?

    An asteroid impact on Greenland left a massive crater under the ice; Will coral reef islands rise or fall? It's a greenhouse-gas paradox; How moths evolved a kind of stealth jet technology to sneak past bats; Tiny people have evolved in rainforests because it's where tiny steps are better; The mysteries of animal movement - how they walk on water and climb up walls; What are the visible changes in the night sky in the last 3,000 years?

  • Posted on 16 Nov 2018

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    Bitcoin's energy costs, beatboxers invent new sounds, wind farms change lizards, chucking salmon for science, piranha barking, smells and mapping, and heat and humidity.

    Bitcoin mining uses more energy than mining for real gold; Beatboxers have invented whole new ways of making sounds; Wind farms in India are driving a population boom of skinny, fearless lizards; For 20 years, scientists have been chucking fish into the forest. Here's why; Barking piranhas and screeching catfish are the sounds of the Amazon River; Sniffing your way around - our brains are built to navigate by scent; Why does humidity make us feel hotter in the summer and colder in winter?

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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